Most seniors recognize the importance of using a medical alert as they age. While these systems are an integral part of any solid safety plan, they are just one part. Whether you are one of our many happy GET HELP NOW customers or you’re with a different medical alert service, here are some important “next steps” to consider for your on-going safety...

With 5 GET HELP NOW systems available, picking the right system for you can be a task. Yes, we stand by the fact that everyone’s situation is different and, ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what system is best for you or your family. But many seniors share the same basic needs when it comes to medical alert systems. So what works best for most seniors?...

On Aging, Pride and Medical Alerts

Compared to a good amount of our GET HELP NOW customers I’m a young guy. I am 67, and I use a medical alert button to protect my health. In fact I wear it with great pride. For me, like for many other senior citizens, this little button is a symbol that I don’t give up without a fight!...

How great would it be to be able to see into the future while planning your mother’s medical alert service? You’d know how many years she needs the system, where she’ll stay during that time and what type of phone service is available there. For many families a lot of these variables are unknown, but with our GET HELP NOW service that’s okay...

What is the Vial of Life?

We send a Vial of Life kit to all of our new customers with their order. This kit allows them to prepare and store their medical information to be better prepared for emergencies. Turns out, having basic medical information allows firefighters, paramedics & EMTs to do an even better job of treating a patient. They’ll know important information like your allergies, medical history and more, and all this information can save your life!...

If you’re like me, you prefer to know what to expect before (or even sometimes immediately after) placing an order online. If you are officially a new GET HELP NOW customer while reading this: Thanks! We’re glad to have you on board and we look forward to speaking with you personally. We sure do have wonderful customers!...

Having that medical alert conversation

When is the right time to get mom and dad started with a Senior Safety system? It’s sometimes tough to tell because there are no hard & fast rules for this sort of question. It depends on the situation and the senior. One thing is for certain though: It is never too early to get started with this type of protection. And the best way to get started is to have a conversation with mom and dad...

Getting started with a new medical alert in mom’s home is pretty straightforward. Setting up the equipment, testing and showing mom how to use her new emergency button is a breeze for most families. I truly think the most difficult part of all this is remembering to test your system monthly. In the short-term, remembering to test actually is easy. Most seniors are excited about their new system and enjoy testing it to see how it works. But as mom’s system becomes a normal thing for her around the house, remembering to test becomes more and more difficult...

Extra Protection this Winter

And while our office is located in Marina del Rey, California, where it never snows or even freezes, we know many of our customers deal with extreme winter conditions every year! Winter can be a dangerous time for seniors. Protecting yourself with a solid medical alert can help you to worry less about the obstacles and pitfalls that winter can bring... and help you start enjoying it for the wonderland it is!

If you've studied up on our fall alert system, you know that it comes with one button designed to detect falls AND your choice of a necklace or wristband standard button. The fall detection button is exclusively available as a necklace - for a good reason. It uses an accelerometer and gyroscope inside the button to monitor your movement. This allows it to activate during significant changes (that resemble a fall) while not activating during other day-to-day movements.